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Thank you for exploring our web site. We would appreciate hearing of your reaction to our course materials. Scan the unit topics to see the range of issues covered in this course. By going to each unit individually, you will see a variety of resources relating to each topic.

If you are exploring our site to acquire information for a course at your university, we will appreciate an e-mail message indicating what you find to be particularly useful. If you are establishing a web site for your course, send us the URL so we can view your materials.


You might be interested in seeing how students have responded to this kind of course. We have put on our site the summary of student responses to a questionnaire in Spring 1995, Spring 1996, and Spring 1997. We also have written a few articles on our experience with instruction on the Internet. These papers are listed below, and some are accessible over the net.

Other Web Materials

The Global Change course has been a research laboratory for exploring a variety of learning strategies. Several of these studies have been published and are available on the web. From my homepage go to "Publications relating to web-based instruction" for an updated list of research papers.


We are seeking innovative collaborations with faculty from other universities for sharing course information or whole courses. For instance, if your university does not have a course like ours but your department would like to offer some such material, we are open to the possibility that we could collaborate to make ours available to your students. Your students could participate in the electronic dialog with ours and submit assignments like ours. Under this scenario, we would ask you to administer the midterm and final examination and return them to us. If there is sufficient interest (and potential student volume) we will explore the financial arrangements with our administration.

Again, thank you for visiting our site. We hope your visit was pleasant and that you accomplished your purpose for stopping by.

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